Ronnie S Evans signs up its fleet to Effitrailer

Will Shiers
April 1, 2019

Ronnie S Evans has signed its entire fleet of trailers up to Michelin’s dedicated trailer telematics system Effitrailer.

The decision was made on the back of a successful eight-month trial, whereby the system was fitted to 15 assets. During this time it alerted the operator to 45 instances of low tyre pressure. The Carmarthenshire-based haulier will now get the system fitted to its remaining 41 trailers on a three-year contract.

Company director Sion Evans said: “We recently had a driver collect a load and just 20 minutes into the journey I received an alert to say the pressure of one of the tyres had dropped to a critical level. After contacting the driver, he found a piece of metal lodged in it.

“The nature of our work sees part of the fleet going into scrap metal yards every day, so we’re operating in an environment where there is a higher risk of punctures. The Michelin system will transform our operations and allow us to be more proactive when it comes to potential tyre and brake issues.”

In addition to tyre pressure monitoring, Effitrailer provides the haulier with braking data analysis, the location of the trailers, each trailer’s mileage, the length of any periods of abnormal downtime, the unhooked or towed status of the asset, and whether the trailer is overloaded.

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Will Shiers

Will Shiers has held an HGV licence since the age of 21, and has been writing about commercial vehicles for the past 25 years. He started his career as technical editor on Motor Transport, before taking on the editorship of Truck & Driver. Since 2011 he has been the editor of industry leading weekly publication Commercial Motor. Will is the UK jury member of the International Truck of the Year.

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